Cardiogram is excited to announce that we’ve just partnered with Ognomy! Ognomy is a licensed telemedicine platform that specifically treats obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
OSA is a chronic sleep disorder, occurring in one billion people globally.1 That’s a lot. And of those with it, around 80-90 percent of cases are not diagnosed.2 Unfortunately, this condition can create other health complications such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and even stroke if not treated.
Cardiogram is able to predict our member’s risk levels of sleep apnea with our scientifically-validated algorithm. Of course, we also want to give our members with a moderate to high risk of the condition a simpler way of receiving a full diagnosis and proper treatment to improve their quality of life.
Ognomy makes this process simple by offering remote testing, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep apnea, by connecting patients with board-certified sleep medicine specialists and sending them FDA-approved at-home sleep apnea tests.
For those who have moderate to high Sleep Apnea Risk Levels, or are concerned you could be suffering from this disorder, you can easily create an account and begin the process here.
Ognomy will match you with a board-certified sleep specialist who, through a virtual consultation, will evaluate your situation. Depending on your evaluation, you’ll then be ordered a scientifically-backed FDA-approved at-home sleep apnea test. This simple test will monitor your oxygen and breathing levels, as well as your pulse rate.
Once you’ve taken your one-night sleep apnea test, your results will be reviewed by your sleep specialist. From there, you’ll have a follow-up virtual appointment to discuss the results and to design a tailored treatment plan. Your sleep specialist will set you up with a treatment provider or order any medical equipment necessary for you.
You can then use your Cardiogram app to monitor your sleep patterns and see how well treatment is working over time.
Ognomy is currently available in 11 states (AL, AZ, CA, GA, MA, NC, NY, OH, TN, TX & VA) and is adding new states rapidly. They’re also covered by most major insurance companies, including Medicare.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
OSA occurs when the muscles in the throat relax and close during sleep, causing a partial or total blockage, which disrupts breathing. As a result, the body subconsciously wakes itself in an attempt to return breathing to normal. For many who suffer from sleep apnea, this pattern can be repeated hundreds of times in a single night.
As if that’s not frustrating enough, the consequential sleep and oxygen deprivation caused by OSA can cause serious issues, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Cognitive issues
- Accidents related to sleep loss
If you have OSA, you might experience one or more symptoms such as:3
- Excessive snoring
- Choking, gasping, or snorting during sleep
- Restless and fragmented sleep
- Headache upon waking
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Forgetfulness or brain fog
- Mood changes
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
- High blood pressure
- Waking up with a sore throat or dry mouth
You deserve great sleep and the highest quality life! If you have these symptoms, or a moderate to high Sleep Apnea Risk Level in your Cardiogram app, we suggest you consider giving Ognomy a try.